Friday, August 26, 2011

Dodgeville City Council to Hold Listening Session on 2012 Budget

Dodgeville looking for budget input. (Dodgeville Chronicle, 8/25/2011)

Excerpt: With the prospects of a tight budget in 2012 the Dodgeville City Council will be holding a public listening session on Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. at city hall.

Mayor Jim McCaulley said with cuts in shared revenue from the state, ongoing litigation with Lands' End and smaller growth in the city, some services might need to be cut.

"We really would like public input from the taxpayers of Dodgeville," said McCaulley.

In a memo to city staff, the city council finance committee said they are attempting to create a responsible budget for 2012, especially with the weakness in our economy. We are striving to have a budget that will balance taxpayer concerns with an acceptable level of services.

The committee said the goal is a 5% reduction on department budgets and they will not allow retention to be used to attain the 5% reduction.

The committee asked department heads to describe how the 5% or 10% reduction the budget will affect services

Other Wisconsin county and municipal budget news.
Shawano budget deficit at $504,800.  (8/25/2011)
City of Ripon facing $110,000 budget deficit for 2012.  (8/25/2011)
Long list of cuts on table for Racine city services.  (8/25/2011)
Dodge County Administrator:  "Governor Walker does not speak for Dodge County".  (8/25/2011)
Longevity bonuses in Portage might become a thing of the past.  (8/24/2011)
Declining property values pose a challenge to Columbus budget development.  (8/24/2011)
Whitewater council looks at 0% tax levy increase.  (8/24/2011)
Janesville residents asked to make tough choices in online budget scorecard.  (8/24/2011)
Village of Darien officials ask for input on 2012 budget.  (8/24/2011)
City of Marshfield has some wiggle room in its 2012 budget development.  (8/24/2011)
Soglin on 2012 Madison budget:  "Every service we rely on is vulnerable".  (8/23/2011)
With a ballooning budget deficit, Marathon County considers a tax increase.  (8/23/2011)
Sheboygan's Strategic Fiscal Planning Committee to determine what city will look like.  (8/19/2011)
Brown County Exec looks at same tax levy, impact on services to be determined.  (8/18/2011)
City of Shawano wrestles with $128,000 deficit.  (8/16/2011)
Possible double whammy for Shawano City-County Library.  (8/15/2011)
Portage County Executive looks to "create a bridge to a new design, a way of functioning on less".. (8/15/2011)
Antigo cuts fire, police positions.  (8/15/2011)
Adding up the budget numbers in the Fox Valley.  (8/14/2011)
Sauk County officials ask for input.  (8/12/2011
Marathon County ranks services to address $500,000 budget shortfall.  (8/12/2011)
City of Beloit faces a challenging budget process.  (8/8/2011)
Fond du Lac city manager sez Governor's tools not enough to offset cuts.  (8/2/2011)
Manitowoc mayor asks department heads for 10% budget cuts.  (8/2/2011)

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